Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 7056
xdm crashes if pam reports password expiring
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:24:22 EDT
If you are using password aging, and a user which should recive a
warning-message about changing his password xdm crashes and does not
restart. (If chage -W n user; n>0)
Workaround chage -W 0 is ok, bit not ideal, since user _never_ gets any
assigned to nalin
Bug 7056 seems to have morphed in the current release. It has gone from a
crashing xdm/gdm to now gdm in 7.3 does not give any warning at all.
I have seen that chage doesn't work if the user was edited using
redhat-config-users at any stage during the process. Could this be related? I
think the stuff that's written to /etc/shadow is screwy when you use r-c-u?
Just tested on RHL 9. I get a warning in GDM when doing the following:
- useradd foo
- passwd foo <password>
- chage -M 2 foo
Pushing back to assigned.
This works fine with gdm in current releases of Fedora Linux.